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music ♪] >> jennifer: let's start tonight in flint michigan. the city about an hour north of detroit. this is my map of michigan and it's a place with a long list of dubious distinctions. it has the highest crime rate of any michigan city the highest number of abandoned properties in the nation and last year it was the number one most violent city in the country. it also is one of the poorest cities. compare that to michigan overall which is at 16%, the 14% is the national figure. it is a sad picture, even more so because of flint's history as the center of the american manufacturing industry. it's the birthplace of this country's labor movement. in 1960, flint was michigan's second largest city 200,000 people. it also had a vibrant middle class, it's public school system was a model for the nation and that was due in large part to the strength of its labor unions and the large number of manufacturing workers living in flint. they took over a factory and they didn't leave until they reached a deal with management. workers occupied several general motor's plants. not for a day, a week
taper off. but across the northeast, we don't really have a whole lot going on. a couple clouds right now, but we'll see increasing sunshine. chilly up into boston at 32 degrees and new york city 37 degrees. temperatures today not too, too warm. we should top out in the 40s later on this afternoon. bill? >> see, dylan, you're in trouble, because i actually know what you're doing and most anchors will sit here and daze off. next week, are we getting the snowstorm on the coast? >> you're going to let me handle that one, huh? i'm not buying into the whole snow situation yet, but we'll see. >> so, you said snow. you said snow next week. we heard it here. that's the translation. >> i believe her and not you. >> i guess we'll find out. >>> let's turn more to sports now. good morning and thank you, everyone. all right, to sports! i had my interest piqued. brooklyn beat the nets in the first meeting of the season. well, it's back on. this time once again in brooklyn. the nets travel over the brooklyn bridge into brooklyn for this one. carmelo anthony. gamed tied at 93. boom! go ahead by two.
at that shot of new york city. >> wow. >> it's dark at 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in new york city, we have msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. >> in my ear, mika. >> no, he was at the white house. >> i don't understand. where's t.j.? >> he's off today. >> why's that? >> he was busy. he went to the white house. >> that's great. you know, alex went to the white house, too. >> and drove back himself. >> let me get this straight. so alex goes to the white house last night. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, right-wing bloggers, we actually -- that's how we get our talking points. they go down -- valerie and david axelrod together make a big pot roast for us. >> mm-hmm. >> and lots of gravy. and we sit around eating it. and i, of course, say okay, give me extra gravy. i'm good with it. >> right. >> best sweet tea i've ever had. >> there's a give and take. >> actually, it was a christmas party. go ahead and do your blog. you sure as hell didn't get mitt romney to like it. they're not attacking me. i wouldn't know. i don't read it. so t.j. goes down
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